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MJSU.S. Highpoint #7 - Campbell Hill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2016


This trip definitely didn't go as planned. I made reservations at Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview Ohio with the idea of hitting both Campbell Hill and Hoosier Hill on the same day. Those of you with VWs will appreciate this. I have been a loyal customer of VW for the past 12 years, leasing a new car every three years. This is more of a rant than a climbing report.

I was packed up to leave, I put my cell phone in the car and locked the car to use the restroom. When I got back to the car I realized I forgot to put something in the trunk so I unlocked the trunk with the key remote. Just has I was closing the truck I realized I had laid the keys down inside the truck.

My car is a lease, so according to VW I have a free membership to AAA. So after tracking down two very nice Rangers, who first tried to open the car, and then offered me their cellphone to call AAA; I was informed by AAA that my membership expired because I exceed my leased mileage. I'm still making my lease payments, how does AAA know how many miles are on my car and why wasn't I informed of this fact by VW when I signed the lease.

Long story short; AAA told me to get bent, VW felt my pain but said they were unable to help me. I couldn't call a locksmith because the car doesn't have exterior locks. The Rangers finally called a towing service, who kindly charged me $55.00 for two minutes of work. I still had to squirm through the split seat and locate the keys in the trunk; did I mention that I have two herniated discs in my lower back. That fact didn't seem to bother the tow truck driver who was at least 25 years younger than he.

I'm sure the vast majority of you would say that I created this situation, and should have known better than to lay the keys in the trunk after driving VWs for 12 years; and the Buddhist in me would agree with you.

So after four hours of messing around to get the keys out, Campbell Hill was the only objective for this day. I don't look very happy in the picture I posted do I?
Posted Oct 9, 2016 3:28 pm

mbjakuszHP# 20  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2015


This was our 20th Highpoint. We stopped by here on our way from Florida to Chicago, IL for a meeting. We had just hit Hoosier Hill, IN. The gates were closed when we arrive so we enjoyed the short, windy walk to the Highpoint.
Posted Sep 12, 2016 3:31 pm

THC73start of our roadtrip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2016


We left my cousin's place in Columbus and were heading out to Denver and South Dakota for a vacation and to see America. This was our first High Point of the trip out of five.
Posted Jul 15, 2016 4:18 pm

larvitarLarvitour Stop #17  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2016


Drove up here on a beautiful May day. Unlike Hoosier Hill, this high point actually felt elevated: the wind was blowing harder than below and there was even a bit of a view. This was the last stop of my two-week, 17-state Southeastern highpoint tour, but certainly not the least.
Posted Jun 8, 2016 11:57 am

sgb02dNo Classes Today  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2016


40 degrees and windy in mid May!!! I ran up the hill in an effort to get warm. The most unique part of this high point is it is at a college campus. Came in when it was technically closed but a man gate was left open for access.
Posted May 14, 2016 10:29 pm

jakegarber100 Mile Century Ride to the top of Ohio  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2015
A friend and I rode our bikes from my house in Powell to the highpoint and back...my first century ride!
Posted May 9, 2016 7:42 pm

Adam Doc FoxIndustrial Graveyard   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2016

Adam Doc Fox

Crazy the small town death that is left between Campbell Hill and Hoosier Hill.
Posted Feb 22, 2016 4:14 pm

Corona#9  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2014
Posted Jan 2, 2016 12:37 am

siekkidHigh Point #21  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2015


Visited this HP in my native state finally! Kate and I enjoyed an early morning stop at the top of Ohio. The 1st HP on a 6 HP road trip.
Posted Aug 5, 2015 4:17 pm

funnyfarmNumber 15  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2015


Nice view. We did not stay long, we were dressed for summer and it was 55 and windy, unexpected.
Posted May 30, 2015 10:56 am

telemarkdudeSide Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2015


Not really an HP'er... but I was in Columbus on business, this was 45 minutes away, and I couldn't resist.
Posted Feb 21, 2015 10:14 pm

VanProosdyHP #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2014


Almost thought we weren't going to be able to "summit" since it was a national holiday. But the gate was left open and we had the whole area to ourselves. Beautiful drive and it was a great trip over to Indiana's HP as well.
Posted Jul 27, 2014 8:43 pm

Jimmy RiversOn a community college campus? Sure, why not!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2014

Jimmy Rivers

State HP #42....a pleasant summit area, however in the back of this small college campus. It was easy to find as summer had finally arrived with temps around 90! First of two HP's, as we drove over to Indiana afterwards. Check it off!!
Posted Jul 6, 2014 2:40 am

punchlineState Highpoint #11  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2014


Drove over from Indiana - nice, well maintained highpoint and informative sign about Campbell Hill.
Posted Apr 26, 2014 3:36 pm

THalkyHP #35  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2013


Drove over from Indiana and it was STILL very snowy. Decided not to try to drive the last unplowed bit and walked up from the main building where there were tracks in the snow. HP had a nice area, but it was cold so I booked back to the car and drove to Dayton for a pint at Toxic Brewery (great spot).
Posted Jan 16, 2014 9:27 am

WoodswalkerCampbell Hill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2004


Not exactly a towering mountain, but still holds the honor of being a state highpoint.
Posted Oct 18, 2013 8:51 pm

jamesglazeHP No. 19  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2013
"Summited" with my wife (No. 12). Nice HP, lots of corn nearby. On the way to Indiana.
Posted Oct 17, 2013 11:30 pm

BadgerSummitSeekerState High Point # 27  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013


On our way out to go camping in WV. With this HP I completed all the Midwestern HP's. Nice how they've kept the access open for this one.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 11:55 pm

NavySeabeeHighpoint #15  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2013


Nice day trip from Port Huron, MI where I was visiting family. Swung by the Champaign Cty HP in Ohio and over to Hoosier Hill in Indiana. Robert, one of the security officers at the Voc. school, was very friendly and made the trip even more enjoyable!
Posted Jul 24, 2013 3:35 pm

DarrenKnezekHP#16  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2013


Hit this on the way back to Chicago around 9 pm. Really nice site!
Posted Jul 1, 2013 9:37 pm

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